We all live in a society filled with airbrushed and photoshopped models wearing expensive, dazzling clothes for the sake of fashion. While it’s okay to follow fashion trends at times, worrying too much about fashion can drastically damage your self-esteem and budget. You may use fashion as a way of expressing yourself, but if fashion isn’t your cup of tea, stop worrying about it. Here are seven reasons why we should stop worrying about fashion these days.
1. Fashion changes
Fashion changes all the time and it can be difficult to keep up with what’s out and what’s in. Sure, if you don’t have to work daily and you have plenty of free time and money, you can continue worrying about fashion. But if you work hard, you don’t have to follow all of the new fashion fads. Go for classic and timeless clothes that work with every season and never go out of style. This way, you will save money, time and self-esteem.
Yes, that gorgeous dress is awesome, but is it comfortable? We often buy things that look beautiful, but they are not as comfortable as we want them to be. I think it’s always better to feel comfortable and look confident than looking like you don’t know how to dress properly. If you wear trendy but uncomfortable things, they can make you feel less confident about the way you look. Stop worrying what everyone is wearing. Start wearing clothes that make you feel comfortable and beautiful.
3. Body image
Fashion can affect your body image. The models painted on the covers of billboards and magazines or even on the runway are not as perfect and beautiful as you think. When looking at models, many people, especially women, worry about their bodies, they suffer anxiety and depression that usually lead to eating disorders and unhealthy states of behavior and mind. Love your body and stop looking at those models. They have imperfections like the rest of us.
4. Be a real you
Almost every woman in our society feels the pressure to keep up with fashion. If you are not a fashionista, don’t try to become one if you don’t want it. Don’t try to be like those models. Be a real you. Don’t let fashion dictate your life.
5. It’s expensive
Although most fashion experts say that being fashionable isn’t an expensive task, it will definitely damage your budget. After all, have you seen the price of the Alexander McQueen or Jimmy Choo’s line? Those things are incredibly beautiful, but not everyone can afford to buy it. I work hard every day and I don’t want to splurge on expensive fashionable things. I think there’s nothing wrong with buying clothes from department and discount stores. Those things can be comfortable and beautiful too.
6. It’s trivial
Fashion is trivial and worrying about it is not worth your time. There are more important things to worry about. Volunteering is one of the best ways to stop worrying about fashion. You can make a donation to a charity, help a homeless shelter, visit children’s hospitals, or go to an animal sanctuary. What you wear doesn’t actually define who you are, but your actions can make this world a better place to live in.
7. Develop your own style
Just because you see that dress on the runway doesn’t mean it’s trendy and you should wear it. Develop your own style and wear what feels comfortable to you and looks beautiful on you. Look professional and presentable when necessary, and comfortable and fun when needed. Remember, you don’t have to copy what the fashion is.